Recent Special Interest Travel Articles

History Comes to Life at Wedgewood Resort

To some, there’s nothing better than cruising the streets in a vintage car. Others would prefer to explore nature’s splendor on an invigorating hike. You don’t have to choose in Fairbanks, Alaska,  where both gearheads and outdoor enthusiasts are welcome. Check out... more

The 87th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is Miles of Fun

Photograph by user b k, Flickr   Every year, months of giddy excitement and anticipation are put to purpose on Thanksgiving. Turkeys are carved, pies are gobbled, and gargantuan balloons fly high at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. In 1974, several Macy’s employees... more

Uncover Your Deepest, Darkest Fears at Hotel of Horror

Photograph by Michael Napoleon, Flickr    Even during the late 1800s, The Lake House Hotel was not your conventional neighborhood inn. A place for corporate offices and overworked miners to rest and play, the hotel always held a misplaced appearance. One may assume deep,... more

BayFest Rings Out With Booming Reverberation

Photograph by Feliciano Guimarães, Wikipedia Commons   Long beyond the days of its debut crowd of 50,000, now the Bayfest music festival crowd has exploded into a mob of 200,000 strong. They have come to dance, to sing, and to be merry; they’ve come to see more than 125... more

Oregon Festival Fills Bellies and Raises Spirits

Photograph by Marit & Toomas Hinnosaar, Flickr   Quench your thirst for fun, delighting your taste buds with amber perfection at the Chowder, Blues and Brews festival. The celebration, part of Florence’s Fall Festival, is jam-packed with food and activities for... more

Find the Largest Pumpkin at The Great Pocono Pumpkin Festival

Photograph by Danielle Scott, Wikipedia Commons   As the leaves begin to change from vibrant shades of green to golden yellows, oranges, and reds, Country Junction, “The World’s Largest General Store,” is busy preparing for the ultimate Poconos fall event. It’s the... more

The Queen Mary Entrances Guests With Freaky Fun

The Queen Mary looms on the horizon, steaming full speed ahead toward the Dark Harbor as chilled waves thud against its haunted hull. From October 3 to November 2, 2013, the once homey and luxurious hotel ship undergoes a most foul transformation. As she gets closer to the... more

Enjoy a Split Rock Resort Vintage at Their 23rd Annual Winefest

When asked to imagine a vacation in Wine Country, most people see themselves sipping Pinot noir in Napa Valley, California or sampling Chardonnay in Finger Lakes, New York. However, an unsung grower of the grapes has emerged in Pennsylvania, where more than 150 wineries... more

The Great Brews Classic Beer Festival Set for Mid-November

Hopheads, lager lovers, and ale advocates, set down your homebrewing kit for just one weekend and stumble on over to The Great Brews Classic Beer Festival, a two-day celebration set inside the Galleria at Split Rock Resort in the Poconos that celebrates the beauty of beer.... more

The Haunted Inns of Gettysburg: Pursuing the Allure of the Unknown

When travelers stay at an inn or bed and breakfast in Gettysburg, they find more than just a distinct style and charm, they discover a little bit of mystery and magic. Although the warmth and special attention guests receive from innkeepers is quite magical, there is more to... more

The Four Seasons of Vacation Rentals: Timberline Resort Realty Shows There's A Rental for Any Time of Year

In some areas they've known it for decades: Whatever you love to do on your vacation, having a rented condo or home to come back to is often better than the usual resort or motel.  Nowhere is this more prevalent than in the Canaan Valley of West Virginia, according to Pat... more

"What A Vacation Should Be": Five Star Vacations Finds Balance In Upscale Vacation Rentals

You may be familiar with the benefits of a private rental condo/home versus public resorts: more space, more privacy, and a more personalized way to enjoy your favorite vacation destinations. But even realizing that, how do you know you're getting the unit that best meets... more

The Vacation Rental: Is it Right For You?

So you’re planning your big summer vacation. You’ve got your family plus a couple of friends. You’ve got your new luggage: check. Flight arrangements: check. Hotel room – wait a minute. It occurs to you now that the six or seven of you, plus all of your stuff,... more

The Food-Based Vacation: A Few Days with Chefs Joe and Susanna

Some couples go scuba diving, some go camping. But when two chefs get married, they go wining and dining. Joe and Susanna Rueter met while they were students at the Culinary Institute of America in upstate New York, the best cooking school in the country. While falling for... more

Big Fun on the Big Island: SunQuest Vacations Sits in Varied Paradise

This is Hawaii: lush jungle, steaming volcanoes, and soaring waterfalls. It’s where you can look out the window of your condo and watch the waves crest and fall into the shoreline. Where you can see lava spewing from active volcanic crevices, and smell the sulphur wafting... more

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